DUANE, James, a Delegate from New York; born in New York City February 6, 1733;
completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar August 3,
1754; clerk of the chancery court in 1762; attorney general of New York in
1767; boundary commissioner in 1768 and 1784; State Indian commissioner in
1774; delegate to the provincial convention in 1775; member of the
Revolutionary Committee of One Hundred in 1775; Member of the Continental
Congress 1774-1783; member of the Provincial Congress in 1776 and 1777; served
in the State senate 1782-1785 and 1788-1790; chosen a member of the Annapolis
Commercial Convention in 1786, but did not attend; first mayor of New York City
1784-1789; delegate to the State convention which ratified the Federal
Constitution in 1788; United States district judge for the district of New York
1789-1794; believed to have died in either New York City or in Duanesburg,
Schenectady County, N.Y., February 1, 1797; interment under Christ Church in
BibliographyAlexander, Edward P.
Revolutionary Conservative: James Duane of New York. New York:
AMS Press, 1978.